The mission of the Community Asylum Seekers Project is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S.

CASP is responding to the evolving situation with COVID-19 by focusing on the safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers.

All of our current guests receive information in Spanish on the latest recommendations around keeping themselves and those around them healthy. Activities involving direct contact between staff, volunteers, and guests have been suspended, except between guests and their hosts.

We thank you for your support of CASP at this challenging time. We are facing:

  • the suspension of in-person fundraising events

  • the need for extended financial support of our guests, whose job options have become limited by Vermont’s “Stay Home – Stay Safe” orders

In the context of these challenges, we look to you to support CASP via our DONATE button in the sidebar.

Stay home, stay healthy, and we will see you on the other side of this pandemic.


What CASP does:

How YOU can help:

  • Finds local host homes for individuals and families seeking asylum.
  • Supports them with food, shelter, and other daily needs as they resettle in our community.
  • Assists them in navigating the asylum claim process.
  • Helps them achieve eventual independence as they proceed through the asylum process.
  • Contribute money.
  • Provide or locate additional host homes.
  • Assist with CASP events.
  • Serve on a committee.
  • Volunteer time to help our families and individuals feel welcome.
  • Donate needed materials and supplies.

Top photo: Tomas Castelazo, GFDL/CC 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons